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New issue of the Journal of Lymphoedema available now

The latest issue of Journal of Lymphoedema is now available. The journal is available in both print, as a supplement in July’s issue of Wounds UK, and as an online page-turner, which you can access here.

Editorial: Robots in the healthcare world

In his editorial, Neil Piller looks ahead to a potential future where robots are on the rise in the healthcare world and wonders whether there will be a significant impact on the delivery of lymphoedema diagnosis and treatment.

Hightlights from this issue

“Muscle strength and functional exercise capacity in patients with lipoedema and obesity: a comparative study”
José van Esch-Smeenge, Robert J Damstra and Ad A Hendrickx describe their study, which was designed to compare muscle strength and exercise capacity in patients with lipoedema and obesity, to determine an objective and discriminant diagnostic criteria that helps distinguish between lipoedema and obesity.

“Debate: Our interest is swelling — but what’s in a name?”
Neil Piller brings together four eminent lymphoedema experts from across the globe (BB Lee, Jane Rankin, Vaughan Keeley and Robyn Box) to discuss a range of topics, including whether or not there should be a distinguishing of the terms ‘lymphoedema’ and ‘chronic oedema’.

The Journal of Lymphoedema is the essential lymphoedema management resource for clinicians worldwide. It is published by Wounds International. The Journal of Lymphoedema is affiliated with the ILF.